You know how I love my book boys. I’m not much of a full on romance reader but I love my dystopia, fantasy, and sci-fi with good doses of swoonfulness. So I may have decided to commit that to a book bag. But since I can never decide which of these gentlemen is my favorite I decided to put the check mark on a pin to more easily cater to my fickle whims. And it seems like every new book brings another awesome book boy I decided to leave a little fill-in-the-blank spot. yeah I know I’m a crazy nerd.
But let me introduce the boys:
- Four AKA Tobias Eaton from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. He’s intense, he’s reflective, he’s smart, he can kick some serious tail, and he’s always striving to make himself and his world better.
- Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices trilogy (no I haven’t read book 3 yet I’m too nervous so please NO SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS). He’s a total book nerd. Even though he comes off as shallow he tries his best to do what he thinks is right and he’s a wonderful friend.
- Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines books. I really love him. He’s hysterical, hot, complicated but real. He’s not about to beat someone up for your honor but really he is one of my all time favs as flawed as he is.
- Gansey from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. He’s an amazing friend. Always trying to help people out and he’s got a great sense of humor.
- Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. He like oozes swooniness and he’s got an acent.
- Prince Po from the Graceling books by Kristin Cashore. He’s a strong and he’s faithful. He knows to to be a partner with a girl not just a rescuer and he can put up with girl craziness and moods and knows just what you need to hear.
- Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer books by Michelle Hodkins. He actually believes you when you feel like you are going crazy. He’s there through everything and she’s just so stinking attractive.
- Peeta from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I think Peeta gets a bad wrap. But to me he’s that smart kind of strong that is so often undervalued. He’s loyal, he’s a fighter, and he perseveres.
- Aiden St. Delphi from The Covenant Series by Jennifer Armentrout. He’s the ultimate protector. He believes in you and he’s willing to sacrifice for his love.
- Edward Cullen from the Twilight books by Stephanie Meyers. He’s honorable, he’s passionate, and he just says and does all the right things.
- Runners Up: Brigan (Fire), Dash (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares), Dimitri (Vampire Academy), Sean Kendrick (The Scorpio Races), Hector (Crown of Embers), Both Boys (His Fair Assassins) and from the ARC I just finished today Derek (The Ward) ahhh I have a huge problem!
If you haven’t met these boys yet you need to. Not only are their characters great but each and every one of these books makes me super happy. Some of my favorites and just super fun stories. Linking up with The Broke and the Bookish.
Also if you want to make your own book boyfriend bag you can use use my freezer paper stenciling method. You can make your own with the book boys you love. Then you cut it out of freezer paper iron it on and paint with fabric paint. (Mine’s a bit sloppier since I was trying something new which wasn’t the best for the fabric of the bag, freezer paper would have been better.)
And to make the X pin all you need to do is paint is a scrabble tile (they sell them at the craft store now). I did black since my bag is black. Then paint a square (I had some stencil left so I just did that) and then put a big X on it (you know after the paint dries). I did my X by dipping the edge of a piece of paper in red and it worked really well. Then use a good glue to put a pin back onto the tile and you’re good to go.